I know, I know. UX researchers are supposed to be in love with their post-it notes and affinity diagrams. Forgive me, but when it comes to note-taking and distilling findings from user research and usability testing, I think we might have gone a bit overboard. Affinity diagramming is one of the most popular methods for organizing ideas and qualitative data, but if misused, it can easily become a fatiguing exercise, which loses its merit. In this session you will learn some of the pitfalls to avoid when using affinity diagramming for user research and explore some alternative methods that have proven to be successful for collaborative analysis.